The purposes of The Association are as follows:
- To foster global scientific investigation, collaborative research, clinical applications, education and exchange of information and ideas concerning apheresis and allied fields in clinical and laboratory medicine
- To serve as an umbrella organization for all professional Societies involved and interested in apheresis
- To stimulate the availability of safe and effective apheresis techniques for the collection of donor cells and plasma as well as the removal or modification of blood constituents in disease
- To encourage and advance high standards of administrative and technical performance in the field of apheresis
All other purposes which contribute to safe and effective apheresis practice in patient care.